Adams Park is located here and a farmers market is held Saturday from June through November. The Pet Cabaret, a highly rated pet supply shop, is located further to the south on Washington Avenue and you and your pooch can stroll on by to check out treats and toys.
While walking in Boston with your canine companion, be prepared for cold, snowy winters, rain during warmer months, and some humid spells in summer. Thunderstorms are also prevalent during warmer months and bring heavy rain that can be dangerous for exposed pets and pedestrians. Take shelter when severe winter storms or summer thunderstorms are imminent or occurring.
Roslindale is known for the beautiful hills and valleys in and around the neighborhood. While hills are attractive and make for interesting scenery, they can be difficult to hike up and down in icy winter conditions. If you or your dog has mobility issues, you may want to avoid steeper grades in the region.
Roslindale is mostly residential with beautiful historic and vintage homes and lushly landscaped private properties. There is a central commercial area and some main thoroughfares with plenty of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Use caution where traffic is heavy and ensure that your pup is securely leashed. Train tracks run through the community and can be crossed on main streets that are elevated over the tracks.
There are several green spaces in the area. The George Wright Golf Course is on the south side, the Forest Hills Cemetery and Mt. Hope Cemetery are located on the northeast side, and an arboretum is located on the northwest side.
Adams Park is centrally located in Roslindale and features a weekly farmers market, so Saturday mornings may be a little crowded for dog walkers in this small park. However, you can pick up some fresh produce or handmade goods!
The Arnold Arboretum is a 265-acre collection of over 15,000 plants and trees. Dogs are allowed in the arboretum as long as they are on a leash, although access to some of the botanical gardens is restricted.
A more natural greenway is located to the southwest. The wooded area and ravine surrounding Stony Brook have many paths including the Stony Brook Path winding through it. The Stony Brook Reservation is also home to Turtle Pond and trails in the area run adjacent to the water. Trails are natural surfaced in the park and can be slippery during wet weather, especially around the border of the pond and the creek. Your dog should remain leashed in this wilderness reserve.